40K Customers Affected After Jones Eye Clinic and Surgery Center Attack

According to a security incident notification issued by the Jones Eye Clinic, a security attack on the clinic's computer network which potentially affected the protected health data of over 40,000 patients was discovered on August 23, as reported by the Sioux City Journal.

Moreover, the clinic stated in its advisory that the attack compromised the information of patients registered or treated at the Jones Eye Clinic or at the CJ Elmwood Partners, L.P. affiliated surgery center between January 1, 2003, and August 23, 2018.

During the morning of August 23, the clinic's staff discovered that their computer network was the victim of a ransomware attack which encrypted their data and requested a ransom to unlock the information.

However, the clinic's staff helped by mu... (read more)

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